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xi, 138 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • A global slurp: naengmyeon noodles
  • Food for the ancestors: jeon pancakes
  • Two colonizations and three migrations: grilling galbi
  • A taste of diversity: the bibimbap rice bowl.
Can food be both national and global at the same time? What happens when a food with a national identity travels beyond the boundaries of a nation? What makes a food authentically national and yet American or broader global? With these questions in mind, Sonia Ryang explores the world of Korean food in four American locations, Iowa City, Baltimore, Los Angeles, and Hawaii (Kona and Honolulu). Ryang visits restaurants and grocery stores in each location and observes Korean food as it is prepared and served to customers. She analyzes the history and evolution of each dish, how it arrived and what it became, but above all, she tastes and experiences her food - four items to be specific - naengmyeon cold noodle soup; jeon pancakes; galbi barbecued beef; and bibimbap, rice with mixed vegetable. In her ethnographic journey, Ryang discovers how the chewy noodles from Pyongyang continue to retain their texture and yet are served differently in different locales. Jeon pancakes become completely decontextualized in the United States and metamorphosed into a portable and packable carry-out food. American consumers are unaware of the pancakeAEs sacred origin.In Hawaii, Ryang fi nds that it is the Vietnamese restaurant that serves unexpectedly delicious galbi barbecued meat. Intertwined in the complex colonial and postcolonial contexts, Korean galbi and Japanese yakiniku can be found side by side on the streets of Honolulu frequented by both the locals and tourists. In writing Eating Korean in America: Gastronomic Ethnography of Authenticity , Sonia Ryang is as much an eater as a researcher. Her accounts of the cities and their distinctive take on Korean food are at once entertaining and insightful, yet deeply moving. Ryang challenges the reader to stop and think about the food we eat every day in close connection to colonial histories, ethnic displacements, and global capitalism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780824839352 20160619
Green Library
CHINA-118-01, CHINA-118-01, CHINA-118-01, HUMCORE-22-01, HUMCORE-22-01, HUMCORE-22-01, JAPAN-118-01, JAPAN-118-01, JAPAN-118-01, KOREA-118-01, KOREA-118-01, KOREA-118-01
Book
237 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
Throughout the twentieth century Korea played a disproportionately significant role in world history in relation to the size of its population and territory. Forced from the margins to the centre of the world economy, the peninsula has suffered colonial submission, occupation and war, and the rupture into two opposed states which continues today. This book traces these developments as they are played out in the everyday details of Korea's national cuisine, which is savoured the world over for its diversity of ingredients and flavours. By considering twentieth-century Korea via its distinctive food culture, Cuisine, Colonialism and Cold War brings us closer to real people and their lives. Katarzyna J. Cwiertka shows that dietary practices widely identified as 'Korean' have often been established or influenced by colonial encounters. She also explains how the military and the Cold War had an impact on dietary change on the peninsula, both north and south of the border. The aspects of Korean cuisine she covers include the manufacture and consumption of rice and soy sauce, the rise of the restaurant, wartime food and famine in the 1990s in North Korea. Cuisine, Colonialism and Cold War will be of interest to anthropologists and food historians as well as to general readers interested in global history and Korean culture and society.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781780230252 20160610
Green Library
CHINA-118-01, CHINA-118-01, CHINA-118-01, HUMCORE-22-01, HUMCORE-22-01, HUMCORE-22-01, JAPAN-118-01, JAPAN-118-01, JAPAN-118-01, KOREA-118-01, KOREA-118-01, KOREA-118-01
Book
[39] p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.
Green Library
CHINA-118-01, CHINA-118-01, CHINA-118-01, HUMCORE-22-01, HUMCORE-22-01, HUMCORE-22-01, JAPAN-118-01, JAPAN-118-01, JAPAN-118-01, KOREA-118-01, KOREA-118-01, KOREA-118-01